Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Khalid Iqbal Malik has said that business community fully supports the hosting of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, as holding of this mega event in Pakistan would help in growth of business activities apart from promoting the soft image of the country and improving the confidence of foreign investors.
He said Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa has assured that army would provide support in hosting the PSL final in Lahore while many foreign players have also agreed to participate in the final at Lahore which was encouraging. He stressed that government should allow holding of PSL final at Lahore as it would be beneficial for the economy and the country at large.
Malik said that Pakistan has recently witnessed a new wave of terrorism across the country which was aimed at thwarting the PSL final at Lahore and harming Pakistan’s economy. However, he was hopeful that the strong commitment of the leadership and the Pakistan Army would defeat the nefarious designs of anti-Pakistan forces.
ICCI president said that sports have now emerged as an effective instrument for promoting business and investment activities as mega sports events were generating business of billions of dollars. He stressed that government should create a conducive environment for sports activities in the country.